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Having problems with unwanted noise? Soundproofing could be the answer. Find out all you need to know about hiring a local soundproofing specialist.

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Sole trader company taking care of total residential needs from small jobs to total refurbs ,extention and loft conversions.

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Reviewed by Boris on 23/9/2018

Great job: he is fast and reliable. Also: very friendly. Highly recommended

A local honest and reliable company that always puts the customer first. The work we complete is commercial and residential building alterations and renovations. We provide a competitive and affordable service

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Reviewed by Melissa on 23/9/2018

Wes has simply amazing, explained every part of the bathroom renovation and worked really hard on our bathroom. It looks absolutely beautiful and we are so happy with everything. We would recommend Wes to anybody, A completely honest, genuine and trustworthy guy! Thank you so much Wes.

We are a property maintenance company that offers full range. Electrics, painting, gardening, and anything else with the house. Fully insured and have CAD Electrics as our qualified electrician.

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Reviewed by paul on 23/9/2018

prompt, efficient, polite and courteous. Job done at a fair price. many thanks dean.

Hello! My name is Tod Young. I do carpetry work, decking, painting and decorating for the last 30 years. I am able to do everything from all of the things above and also odd jobs around the house.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 22/9/2018

Tod very good, honest and good quality workmanship recommended ??

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Reviewed by Alasdair on 22/9/2018

Totally recommend Michal. Reliable, hard-working, good quality paint job. Will definitely call on services again

Hello, I’m 38 years old plasterer with 15 years experience in dry lining ,skimming, Internal & external waterproof render in south east London. Having NVQ Level 2 in plastering and rendering My priority job is to deliver high standard service to customer’s satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Alistair on 21/9/2018

Great quality workmanship, great communication, and decent price. Only areas to work on would be ensuring that the original quote included all materials needed and clean up; and providing more formal receipt after the work is completed. Would work with again.

Here at SD PLASTERING SERVICES we have a professional punctual polite and very hard working team with over 20 years experience in both internal & external sides of plastering.we boast of Quality work at competitive prices leaving you with a clean tidy job

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Reviewed by Tony on 21/9/2018

Steve was efficient in his response to provide a quote and undertake the work. The strip down of the lining paper was completed by SD to prepare the area. Nice job and clean finish to his work.

We offer complete construction and landscaping services.More of our work can be seen at:.cnconstructionscouk

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Reviewed by Kenny on 20/9/2018

Great. Fast and efficient

Hi, I'm Danny. I run a small property maintenance business for domestic and commercial properties. i have worked in the construction industry for the last 20 years. all my work is carried out to the highest standard and is fully guaranteed

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Reviewed by adrian on 20/9/2018

Daniel has done a fantastic job painting my flat through out.

Over 30 years trade experience

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Reviewed by John on 20/9/2018

We are extremely happy with the work Gary has done on removing our structural wall to create a kitchen diner. He is extremely professional and helps with suggestions and recommendations for structural engineers and manages the process with building control giving complete peace of mind for your project. We were so impressed we have hired him again for another structural steel we needed fitting. Highly recommended and competively priced professional.

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Sound Proofing specialists - what you need to know

Soundproofing uses various methods to block or absorb unwanted noise.

You may want to soundproof your property to stop external noise from neighbours or traffic. Or, you might want to stop noise leaking out of your property, if you like to play loud music for example. Soundproofing can also help reduce noise between different rooms in a property.

Soundproofing won’t completely wipe out unwanted noise, but it can significantly reduce it.

How much does soundproofing cost?

The cost depends on the scale of the work you’re having done. The average cost of soundproofing a single wall can range from £800 to £1,600.

What does soundproofing involve?

It depends on the type of noise you need to block, where it’s coming from and how much of it you want to block out.

There are 2 basic types of noise: airborne noise describes sounds like voices and music. Impact noise is the sound of something hitting something else, like a door slamming or a drill going through paving. More extensive work may be needed to deal with this type of noise.

Windows, floors and ceilings are where noise problems tend to arise, particularly in flats.

Ways of dealing with noise can include:

  • Double or triple glazing – this can help block sound from entering and escaping, especially if combined with good sealants around the windows.
  • Secondary glazing
  • Doors – a solid wood door will help block out unwanted sound.
  • Carpeting – putting down good-quality carpets, combined with noise-reducing underlay, can help absorb sound, stopping it from travelling from upper floors.
  • Silicone caulking – this seals up gaps in your walls that sound can travel through.
  • Acoustic panels and acoustic tiles – these can be attached to ceilings or walls to absorb noise.
  • Double walls and lowered ceilings – these work by creating a cavity between the lowered ceiling and the real ceiling, in which sound is absorbed. They’ll reduce the space in your property, but not necessarily by much.

Find out more about how to soundproof your property 

What causes problems with noise?

Many older homes weren’t built with modern pastimes in mind – like watching TV and listening to amplified music, while some modern homes are poorly insulated.

In 2003 regulations came into force to ensure new-builds and conversions have an approved level of sound insulation. If you live in an older property, however, soundproofing could be the answer.

What materials are used in soundproofing?

A wide range of materials can be used to block and absorb sound including mass loaded vinyl (MLV), foams, rubber and specially designed plasterboard.  

All materials are given a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating depending on their ability to block sound, and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating or Sound Absorption Average (SSA) to show their noise absorption.

Softer materials generally absorb more sound than harder materials. So if you want to reduce the amount of sound coming from your flat, go for carpet rather than laminate.

What qualifications does your soundproofing specialist need?

Different types of tradespeople can carry out soundproofing work, depending on what you need, so you won’t be looking for a specific qualification.

Here are a few questions you should ask of your tradesperson:

  • Are they specialists in soundproofing rather than general building?
  • Can they give you examples of when they’ve solved a problem similar to yours?
  • What warranty do they provide?

Do you need planning permission for soundproofing?

It depends on what you’re having done and where you live. For example, you may need permission to change your windows if you live in a conservation area. For more information see the Planning Portal website

What about insurance for soundproofing?

As with all building work, you’ll need to check your tradesperson has full public liability insurance. This covers them if someone is injured or property is damaged because of the work.

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